A story from Scotland

by Mike Huntington

I was tabling with Deborah Commins and Rafael Capiro at the Corvallis Farmers Market on July 21 when a man from Ireland stopped by. He told us about his brother who was ill enough to be in a Scottish hospital for 18 months, much of the time in an ICU. The brother did not have to worry about losing his life savings or his home as a result of his medical care. His bill for a year and a half in the hospital was $0.00. He wonders why Americans don't seem as smart as the Scots regarding health care.  Hugh tells about his brother getting care in a Scottish hospital.

The UK spends half what we do on health care and has far better outcomes overall.